Hey – Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.
Product: green tech products Revenue/mo: $110,000 Started: November 2009 Location: Pamplona Founders: 2 Employees: 10 Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?
My name is Borja. I am a 36-year-old father-of-three from Spain that runs a retail business called tutiendaenergetica.es (it translates as “yourenergyshop” in Spanish). We have a shop in Pamplona – yes, that’s where the Running of the Bulls happens! – and an ecommerce site aimed at the Spanish market. We sell – mainly to end users – 2 types of “green tech” products, as I call them:
Solar PV components , such as solar modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries… We also provide ad-hoc technical proposals – based on each client’s energy consumption patterns – and professional installation services across Spain.
Electric Mobility vehicles , such as e-scooters, electric bikes, e-kits, motorcycles, mobility scooters, e-skateboards…. We have our brand, Fotona Mobility, that has recently started offering for distribution to other retail businesses on a B2B basis. Also, we have specialized in manufacturing/renewing lithium-ion batteries which allows us to offer our electric vehicles with different range options depending on the user’s needs (and pocket!). Finally, but not least important, we have a repair workshop to provide an excellent after-sale service to both our clients and users from other brands.
What’s so unique about our business is that